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Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed

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  • Pro Series
  • Time Delayed Controller
  • Electric
  • 2 - 6 Brakes
  • Automatic Leveling
  • Digital Display
  • Vehicle Mount
  • 360 Degrees
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Pro Series Brake Controller - 80550


  • Works for 2 to 6 Brakes (up to 3 brake axles)
  • Flexible mounting options and can be installed in any direction
    • Microprocessor allows control to be mounted upside down and still have a readable display
  • Large, easy to read dual digital display
  • Protection against short circuit or loss of ground
  • Standard mounting bracket included
    • Optional mounting ball pivot kit (5298) sold separately
  • Pulse Preventer (5501 - sold separately) recommended


  • Dimensions: 3-1/2" (W) x 4-3/4" (L) x 1-9/16" (H)
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: If a custom brake-control wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, one of the following will be required:

20-Amp circuit breaker (9506P - sold separately) for 2- to 4-brake applications

30-Amp circuit breaker (38630 - sold separately) for 6- to 8-brake applications

Replaces #39518, #20190, #83503

80550 Pilot Brake Control for 1 to 3 Axle Trailers - Timed Actuated

80550 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 80550 Installation instructions

Video of Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Hidden Hitch Brake Controller 80550 Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at part number 80550. This is the Pilot 2-6 Brake Time Delayed Electronic Brake Controller from Pro Series. It's going to work for 2-6 brakes, which is going to be up to 3 brake axles. One of the main features I want to show you is the large, easy to read dual-digital disk play. I have it connected to our power source. That way, you can just get a really quick look at how easy that display is to see.

Nice, quick response time too. Please keep in mind that this installer must be installed with a 12 volt negative ground system. It's going to provide flexible mounting options and can be installed in any direction. It's got a microprocessor that's going to allow the controller to be mounted upside down and still have a readable display. It's got a feature protection against short circuit or loss of ground. A standard mounting bracket is included as well as the hardware needed to get it attached.

That's going to go on the side here towards the back of the controller. It's got the mounting slots in there and then you can see the different options that you have as far as a versatile mount. This inaudible 00:01:12 right here is going to be the ball mount interface. It's an optional mounting ball pivot kit that we sell that works with this. It's sold separately. You can find that with part number 5298.

A pulse preventer is also recommended. That's available and sold separately with part number 5501. The wheel on this side of the controller is designed to control and adjust the breaking power. This right here is going to be the manual override or the manual slide knob. The wiring system is a simple plug and play feature that allows for easy and quick connection and disconnection. This is designed for use with electric brakes.

It's going to give us an overall width of 3 1/2 inches, overall length of 4 3/4 of an inch, and then an overall height of about 1 9/16ths of an inch. It's going to be covered with a limited lifetime warranty. If a custom break wiring adapter is not available for your vehicle, one of the following will be required: Either a 20 amp circuit breaker for 2-4 brake applications or a 30 amp circuit breaker for 6-8 brake applications. When it comes to the wiring on this system, your white wire is going to be your ground. Your black is going to be for the positive battery. Your red is going to be for the cold side of the stop light switch, and then your blue wire is going to be for the brake output to the trailer. That's going to do it for our review of part number 80550. This is the Pilot 2-6 Brake Time Delayed Electronic Brake Controller from Pro Series. .

Customer Reviews

Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed - 80550

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

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by: Roger08/20/2015

Thanks for the fastest shipping and awesome pricing. I've used these brake controller for years. Great product and great pricing. Thanks etrailer! 220532

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by: Suzonne04/24/2015

Website was very user friendly and video of installment was very helpful. Our order came in just in time of us to install and use. 187911

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by: gregg02/23/2012

good value but the swivel mount being optional should be made more clear 32331

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by: Kristy C06/02/2015

Thanks so much. Got what I needed. Really appreciate your business. 199924

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by: rodney05/17/2015

good brake control not too expensive 193883

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by: Tom P.01/22/2016

Exactly what i needed. 236021


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  • Wiring Instructions for Pilot Trailer Brake Control, Part # 80550
  • The blue wire carries the brake controller output voltage, the white wire provides the ground connection and is usually ran to the negative battery terminal, the black wire is the 12-volt power supply, and the red wire typically connects to the brake stoplight switch located above the brake pedal. This connection activates the trailer brakes once the brake pedal is applied. I'll link you to our Brake Controller FAQ page, which contains much more information about brake controllers. If...
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  • What Can Cause Weak Electric Drum Trailer Brakes Using a Power Stop Brake Controller
  • The first thing you are going to want to test is the brake controller. Sever the brake output wire behind the back of the controller a few inches. Then use a circuit tester or multimeter like # BTMT15 to test the end coming out of the controller. If the controller output setting is set to the highest level, the tester should show approximately 12 volts. If it does, reconnect the wire. If it does not continue testing to see if the output fluctuates or changes at all. If it does change...
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  • Troubleshooting a Reese Electric Trailer Brake Controller OL Error Message
  • An OL error code would indicate an overload error. The cause of this is most likely a bad ground or a short to the blue brake out put wire. The first thing I would check is the connector on the back of your vehicle. Any dirt or corrosion can be causing a bad ground or a short to the brake out put pin. The solution is to clean out the connector and get rid of any dirt or corrosion. It would also be a good idea to clean out the trailer side connector as well. There could also be a bad...
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  • Troubleshooting a Pilot Brake Electronic Brake Controller # 80550
  • One of two things is happening, either the power adjustment is set too low. Or, there is a bad connection on the brake output circuit (blue wire). First thing I would do is make sure that you do not have the power knob on the side of the controller turned all the way down. I would try adjusting the knob to send more braking power from the controller and see if that fixes it. Next thing I would do is check all the wires from the brake controller for proper voltage. Use a circuit tester,...
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  • Wire Color Codes on Pilot # 80550 Brake Controller
  • The wire color codes on the Pilot Brake Controller are as follows: the red wire interfaces with the vehicle brake system by tapping into the cold side of the brake stoplight switch located at the top of the brake pedal. The best way to locate the correct circuit to tap into would be to use a circuit tester like part # 40376. There can be several wires coming out of the switch, you will need to probe them with the tester until you locate the circuit that only goes hot when the brake pedal...
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  • Brake Controller Install on 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Factory Tow Package
  • I spoke with one of my contacts at Tekonsha, who tells me he is unaware of any vehicle-specific problems installing a controller on a 2008 Grand Cherokee. The only connection to the vehicle that could possibly affect the vehicle computer would be connecting the red wire on the controller to the wrong wire at the brake stoplight switch. The controller would be mounted under the dash to the right of the steering column, within easy reach of the driver. You can find the green wire that...
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  • Pilot Brake Controller Only Shows One Red Dot with Trailer Connected and No Numbers with Override
  • If you are seeing just the dot with a trailer connected and it does not change when you use the manual override knob or the press the brake pedal that indicates a poor connection on the brake output wire. This can be caused by a dirty or corroded trailer connector. Check the vehicle and trailer side trailer connectors and make sure they are clean and free of corrosion inside and out. You can also test the brake controller. At the back of the truck you can test the brake output pin...
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  • How to Test Brake Voltage Output for the Pilot Electronic Brake Controller on a GMC Sierra 2500 HD
  • Testing the brake output wire with a multi-meter, like the 7-Function Digital Multimeter, item # BTMT15, and no trailer connected to the vehicle, can yield less than desirable results because there is no load, from the brake magnets, applied to the wiring. A better solution for testing the brake controller output is to use a Circuit Tester, item # 3808. The incandescent bulb in the tester will place a load on the wiring, causing a draw which will allow full power to be applied on the...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2013 Ram 1500
  • The problem you are experiencing is due to the brake controller you had installed in your 2013 Ram 1500. The brake switch circuit of your truck has too low of a voltage output to activate the controller. Your truck will only send 4-6 volts on the brake switch circuit and the Pilot # 80550 that you referenced requires a full 12 volts. This is why your controller will activate the brakes with the override lever but not with the brake pedal. The only controllers we offer that are designed...
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  • How to Install a Brake Controller in a 1997 International 4900
  • You will need to hardwire the Pilot Brake Controller # 80550 in your 19997 International 4900 as there isn't a brake controller port. To do that check out the FAQ article I attached on installing a brake controller from scratch on a vehicle. Basically the blue wire of the controller will get run to the brake output circuit of your trailer connector, the black wire will run to the positive side of your batter through a circuit breaker like part # 38630. The white wire will run to...
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  • Troubleshooting a Pilot Brake Controller that Reads Decimal Point All of the Time
  • All you would need to install a brake controller in a 2006 Ford F-150 with a factory 7-way is the correct brake controller harness. Which would be the part # 3035-P. Once installed the controller will read a . when under all circumstances if a trailer is not detected. Once a trailer is connected the display should read .c. This means your brake controller is detecting the trailer behind you. Most likely this is due to corrosion on the trailer connectors. You will want to clean both the...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring on a 2002 Ford F-250
  • For the Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed # 80550 you can use Brake Control Wiring Adapter # 3035-P. If you have factory 7-Way the only part needed to install a brake controller is the brake controller and wiring adapter. Usually the factory will already give you a brake control adapter that connects to the brake controller and plugs into the dash. If you do have this harness you can also use it with the Pilot. The OEM plug is on the drivers side, usually on...
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  • Travel Trailer has Squeaking Brake Drums
  • First, on drum brakes they do need to be adjusted so that there is a slight but constant drag of the pads on the drum when the wheel is turned. If this is what you are hearing then it is normal. To determine if that is the sound you are hearing you can adjust the pads in and then turn the wheel. If the noise stops then that was the issue. But you will need to adjust them back. It could also be some bearing noise. You will need to make sure the bearings are packed with grease. I have...
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Colors for GM Vehicles
  • On the Pilot Brake Controller, item # 80550, the wiring is as follows. White = ground, White on Chevy Blue = trailer brake feed, Dark blue on Chevy Red = stop light, light blue on Chevy Black = 12 volt power, red with black stripe on Chevy The orange wire is of heavier guage and is not needed for the brake controller. You should use a circuit tester, 3808 if you need one, to verify the function of each wire before installation to be sure that your particular vehicle is wired the...
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  • Troubleshooting Reese Pilot Brake Controller Problems on a 2006 Ford Expedition
  • I would start by doing a standard troubleshoot on the controller. Use a circuit tester on the black wire exiting the rear of the controller to ensure the controller is receiving power. Test the red wire and make sure there is voltage when the brake pedal is pressed. Test the blue output wire as the manual override is actuated to check output. If all checks out to this point, examine the trailer connector. Make sure it is not damaged or corroded. If you can see any green corrosion on...
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  • Troubleshooting Codes for Pilot Electric Trailer Brake Controller
  • I am not sure what codes you need. If you are referring to the various displays you might see for troubleshooting then you can check the instructions I have linked to the right. If what you are seeing on the controller's display is not shown or discussed in the instructions, let me know what it is and I can help determine the problem.
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  • Troubleshooting Reese Pilot Brake Controller Installation On a 2006 Nissan Titan
  • It sounds to me like the wiring harness for installation of the brake controller may be pinned wrong. First, make sure the you spliced the like color wires from the Pilot brake controller, # 80550, to the wiring harness, # 3050-S, for your 2006 Nissan Titan. Next, make sure you have the correct wiring harness for your truck. Since the connector is plugging into the factory connector on your truck you might just need to re-pin the connector. I attached a photo I edited for you to see...
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  • How to Wire a 1990 Ford F-150 for a Brake Controller
  • Since your vehicle does not have a towing package you will need to install a T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector part # 118316. First, locate the vehicle taillight wiring harness along the inside of the left rear frame rail. This harness will have a connection point with connectors matching the ends of the T-connector adapter. Separate the harness connectors, being careful not to break the locking tabs. Insert the T-connector adapter between the harness connectors...
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  • Troubleshooting Reese Pilot Brake Controller Showing No Numbers
  • Your Pilot 2-6 Brake Electronic Brake Controller - Time Delayed # 80550 is not getting proper power to the unit. I reached out to my contact at Cequent who makes that controller and they said that the flashing dot means the black wire is not getting enough power. I recommend you trace that wire and check its voltage with a multi-meter like # ALL648349. When it is getting the 12 volts necessary the light will stay lit with trailer connected and you will get the number readout as well...
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  • Which Brake Controller Wiring Harness to Install Brake Controller in 2004 Chevy Silverado
  • To install your Pilot Brake Controller in your 2004 Silverado, you would need wiring adapter part # 3015-S. Wire the harness to your controller color for color, and plug into the port in the junction box behind the emergency brake pedal. I will link you to our FAQ page that demonstrates how to install a controller in your Silverado, as well as an install video. The video actually shows a different controller being installed in a 2004 Suburban, but the procedure would be similar. You...
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  • Factory Trailer Brake Controller Plug Location for a 2011 Honda Ridgeline
  • From what I was able to find, if your 2011 Honda Ridgeline has a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector, then the harness will be located underneath and to the left of the steering column taped to another wiring harness near the brake pedal. If your Ridgeline did not come with a factory installed 7-Way then you will need to hardwire the brake controller by first installing a 4-Way, if needed, # 118400, and then a 4 and 7-Way Installation Kit, # ETBC7. I have included some links to...
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  • Install Harness Recommendation for Reese Pilot Brake Controller in 2015 Ram 1500
  • The correct brake controller install harness you need to install the Reese controller # 80550 you have is part # 3024-P which plugs in under the dash of your 2015 Ram and the other end plugs into the controller.
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  • Why Would Pilot Brake Controller Only Show Red Dot When Trying to Apply Brakes
  • On the Pilot brake controller # 80550 the red dot appears when you step on the brake pedal or use the manual override WITHOUT a trailer connected. If a trailer is connected and you only get the red dot then the controller is not reading that a trailer is connected. This could be from a dirty or corroded trailer/vehicle side connector, a wiring problem to the brake magnets on the trailer, or a break in the wire from the controller to the vehicle trailer connector. I have included some links...
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  • Brake Controller Install Harness Recommendation to Install a Reese Pilot in a 2016 Ford F-150
  • Yes, the brake controller install adapter part # 22292 would the correct install harness to install a Reese Pilot brake controller part # 80550 in your 2016 Ford F-150. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Connecting Reese Pilot Brake Controller to OEM Nissan Brake Controller Harness on 2012 Nissan Titan
  • I can certainly help you with that. The Nissan OEM brake control pigtail would connect to your Pilot brake controller as follows: Harness Red Wire to Black Wire on Controller Harness Red/Green Wire to Red Wire on Controller Harness Black Wire to White Wire on Controller Harness Brown/White Wire to Blue Wire on Controller The Red/Blue wire on the harness is for an illumination circuit that is NOT used. This wire should be bundled up out of the way and the end capped off so it...
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  • How To Level a Tekonsha Voyager Trailer Brake Controller
  • Brake controllers that have a leveler on them can do some weird things when they are not set right. There aren't many controllers that have this feature any more and most have gone to an auto-leveling feature. The Tekonsha Voyager, # 39510, is one that does have a leveler. You will start by mounting the controller within its specified range. For example the Voyager can be mounted 20 degrees nose down to 70 degrees nose up. It cannot be tilted or turned to the side at all. Once it...
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  • Items Needed to Install Brake Controller on 2005 Chrysler Pacifica
  • Because the 2005 Pacifica is not pre-wired for a brake controller, the controller would need to be hard wired using a Brake Controller Install Kit # ETBC7. There is not a wiring adapter available. Although the install kit contains everything needed to install the brake controller, the vehicle will need a functional 4-pole trailer connector, part # 118303 if it does not already have one. The adapter included in the kit will convert the 4-pole to a 7-way trailer connector. Once the...
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  • Unidentified Error Codes on a Reese Brakeman Trailer Brake Controller
  • Do the error coeds appear with or without a trailer connected or both? Based on what you are seeing I believe there is an overload condition on your Brakeman controller. This could happen for several reasons. First, sever the blue wire from the back of the controller. Next use a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed to test the end coming from the controller. It should only show a signal when you apply the manual override. If it shows power at any other time then there is something wrong...
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  • Troubleshooting Pilot Brake Controller that Only Shows Red Dot When Brakes or Lever are Applied
  • When just the red dot is displayed on the Pilot Brake controller part # 80550 when the brakes or manual override lever is applied that indicates that the controller does not detect that it is connected to a tow vehicle. Typical reasons for this are corrosion on the brake output circuit of the 7-way on either your truck or trailer. Make sure the main trailer connector ground wire is attached to a clean and corrosion free bare metal surface. While you are back there inspect the wiring...
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  • Troubleshooting Jerking Trailer Brakes When Starting Up After a Stop
  • If you are using the Pilot time-delay brake controller # 80550 what you are feeling with the brakes holding on after the pedal is released could indicate a malfunction inside the controller or potentially some kind of wiring issue that is letting 12V power reach the brake circuit even after the pedal is released. If you have a circuit tester like # 3808 it is simple enough to test the truck side of the equation. Have a helper sit in the truck and press the brake while you have the tester...
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